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Voter registration held on Sept. 24

POLSON – It’s nearly time for Lake County residents to make their voices heard in the upcoming local, state and national elections, but only those with an up-to-date registered-voter status can cast votes.  On Sept. 24, National Voter Registration Day, citizens can register to vote or upd...

Ballot barriers: How advocates plan to take recreational marijuana to Montana voters

MONTANA — At least three separate groups are organizing to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana on the 2020 ballot, a process complicated by rules regarding citizen initiatives, expense and a peculiarity of the state constitution. The groups are taking varied approaches to getting their initia...

Stapleton acknowledges new voter registration system won’t be ready for 2020 Stapleton acknowledges new voter registration system won’t be ready for 2020

MONTANA — Responding to concerns from county clerks that rushing to replace Montana’s voter registration system with new software before the 2020 presidential election could put the integrity of the state’s elections at risk. Montana’s top election administrator acknowledged in a July...

Considering the next election

Editor,   The stage was set. The hearings began. Special counsel chairman Robert Mueller had submitted his full report. He believes this report speaks for itself and now it is up to Congress to follow up and say whatever needs to be said and do whatever needs to be done. He firmly believes that the s...

Special irrigation election ballots being counted

LAKE COUNTY – The 2019 Irrigation District Election ballots have been sent in by voters, and the the Lake County Election Office released the unofficial results on Tuesday, July 26. The ballot measures were originally scheduled to go out with the May 7 Special District and School District Election m...

Lake County election officials report early results

  LAKE COUNTY – The unofficial results for the mail-in 2019 District Election are waiting to be canvased.  In the Arlee School District, voters were asked to vote for two candidates for the school board for three-year terms. Kris Gardner has 194 votes; Brian BigSam has 175 votes, and Cr...

New law changes regulations on ballot delivery

LAKE COUNTY – There are new restrictions on Montana residents who convey other people’s absentee ballots to the election office this year. The change comes as a result of the Ballot Interference Prevention Act, which was approved by 63 percent of Montana voters in the November 2018 election. ...

Irrigation election postponed for further assessment

LAKE COUNTY – Owners of irrigated land within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project will have to wait to cast their ballots for the annual election for two board positions along with a decision to allow two of the three districts to work together. The ballot issues were originally scheduled to go o...

Unofficial election results announced

Unofficial Lake County 2018 General Election results for Wednesday morning are as follows. Ballots still being counted across the state.   United States Senate, Lake County Rep. Matt Rosendale 6,393 Dem. Jon Tester 6,687 Lib. Rick Breckenridge 352   United States Senate, s...

President’s son visits Ronan with election candidates President’s son visits Ronan with election candidates

RONAN – General elections usually don’t get as much buzz, but this year, the election has the potential to tip the Republican held majority in the United States Senate, possibly putting a new Speaker of the House on the podium if Demorcats take the majority. With so much on the line, big names...


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